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    We organise a number of conferences throughout the year that attract large audiences from across the globe.

    Previous conferences have included ESRC Festival of Social Sciences events, collaborative conferences with organisations such as The Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory (SAET), and PhD presentations ran in collaboration with our students.

    Upcoming conferences

    • Jul022020CEPR/Warwick/Princeton/Utah Political Economy Conference 20209:00am, 1 day 9 hours,

      The Department of Economics at the University of Warwick along with the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Department of Politics at Princeton University, the Department of Finance at University of Utah and the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance (EIEF) are organising the first CEPR Conference on Political Economy in March 2020.

      Thursday 2 – Friday 3 July 2020
      Venue: EIEF- Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance, Via Sallustiana 62 - 00187 in Rome, Italy.

      The aim of the conference is to bring together the top theoretical and empirical political scientists and economists across Europe and North America. This conference will also launch the new CEPR Polecon Research Group. A limited number of papers will be presented (10 over two days) to allow maximum time for discussion. The workshop will be held in Rome this year, building on previous successful meetings held at the Warwick in Venice Palazzo since 2013.



      The Conference will feature a range of academics from across the world presenting papers on a number of topics.

      Friday, 20 March

      9.30 – 10.00

      Registration, Coffee and Welcome Remarks from the Organisers

      Session 1


      10:00 – 11.00

      Dominic Rohner and Mathias Thoenig (University of Lausanne)
      'Ethnic Conflict and the Informational Dividend of Democracy'

      11.00 – 11.30

      Coffee break

      11.30 – 12.30

      Gilat Levy (LSE)
      'Misspecified Politics and the Recurrence of Populism' joint with Ronny Razin (LSE) and Alwyn Young (LSE)

      12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

      Session 2


      14.00 – 15.00


      15.00 – 16.00

      Melis Kartal (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
      'Fake News, Voter Overconfidence, and the Quality of Democratic Choice' joint with Jean-Robert Tyran (University of Vienna)

      16.00 – 16.30

      Coffee break

      16.30 – 17.45

      Keynote Speaker: TBA

      19:00 onwards

      Dinner (by invitation only)

      Saturday, 21 March

      Session 3


      10.00 – 11.00

      Charlotte Cavaille (Ford School, University of Michigan - Princeton University, CSDP)
      'Who Cares? Measuring Preference Intensity in a Polarized Environment' joint with Daniel L Chen (TSE - IAST) and Karine Van der Straeten (TSE - IAST)

      11.00 – 11.30

      Coffee break

      11.30 – 12.30

      Ernesto dal Bo (University of California at Berkeley)
      'Information Technology and Government Decentralization: Experimental Evidence From Paraguay' joint with Federico Finan (UC Berkeley), Nicholas Li (UC Berkeley), and Laura Schechter (UW-Madison)

      12.30 – 12.45

      Helios Herrera (University of Warwick)
      'Political Economy as a Field: A Few Facts'

      12.45 – 14.00


      Session 4


      14:00 – 15:00


      15:00 – 16.00

      Ravideep Sethi (University of Utah)
      'The Power of the Agenda Setter: A Dynamic Legislative Bargaining Model' joint with Ewout Verriest (Penn State University)

      16.00 – 16.30

      Coffee break

      16.30 – 17.30

      Laurent Bouton (Georgetown University)
      'A Theory of Small Campaign Contributions' joint with Micael Castanheira (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Allan Drazen (University of Maryland)

    • Jun222020Economic History of Race in the United States4:00pm - 4:45pm,

      The panel will discuss the enduring racial disparities in education, labour markets and other economic outcomes and how history has impacted on cultural and political behaviour.

      Monday 22 June 2020 - 4.00 - 5.30pm (UK time)
      Online Public Event


      • William Collins, Vanderbilt University
      • Trevon Logan, The Ohio State University
      • Warren Whatley, University of Michigan
      • Jhacova Williams, Clemson University


      • Bishnupriya Gupta, CAGE Research Director

      Organised by CAGE and Economic History Group.

      Register here

    • Mar062020CRETA Economic Theory Conference10:00am, 2 days 7 hours, University of Warwick

      The conference is being organised by Felix Kubler (Zurich) and Herakles (Warwick) and the idea is to bring together a wide spectrum of people working in Economic theory broadly defined.

      Date: Friday 6 – Sunday 8 March 2020

      Friday 6 March

      14.30 - 15.00

      Arrival Refreshments


      Daniele Condorelli - Information Design in the Hold-up Problem


      Inga Deimen - Information Processing: Contracts versus Communication


      Coffee Break


      Dezsö Szalay -Advice from an over enthusiastic expert

      19.00 Evening Dinner (by invitation only)

      Saturday 7 March


      Arrival Refreshments


      Christina Pawlowitsch - Communicative implicatures in Bayesian Dialogs


      Coffee Break


      Keisuke Teeple - Mean-Preserving Unawareness in General




      Costas Cavounidis - Blackwell Equilibrium


      Pawel Dziewulski - Revealed statistical consumer theory


      Coffee Break


      Yiannis Vailakis - Sustainable Debt


      John Quah - The comparative statics of multi-prior beliefs and multi-output production


      Indoor BBQ (Scarman Lounge)

      Sunday 8 March


      Arrival Refreshments


      Nikolaos Kokonas - A Note on the Unemployment Volatility Puzzle


      Coffee break


      Alexis Akira Toda - Asymptotic Marginal Propensity to Consume




      You will need to register to attend this event. Please complete the form below.

    • Dec032019New Approaches for Modelling Expectations in Economics Conference9:00am - 11:00am, Bank of England, London

      This two-day conference brings together researchers from Europe and North America to discuss ways of moving beyond the assumption of “rational expectations”, a central part of macroeconomic modelling for the past forty years.

      The conference is sponsored by the University of Warwick, the Bank of England and the ESRC funded network “Rebuilding Macroeconomics”. This year, the two keynote speakers are Sydney Ludvigson from New York University and Laura Veldkamp of Columbia Business School.

      A copy of the conference programme is available to view here.


      This conference is open to faculty members from the University of Warwick and MRes students from the Department of Economics who are pursuing topics in macroeconomics.

      Registration is required for this conference. Those wishing to attend should send a request to Michelle Scott of the Bank of England ( ) in advance. Places are limited so early booking is recommended.a